Kenneth Michael Gowder , 66, of Carolina Beach died Saturday January 9, 2010 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter after an extended illness.
Ken was born in Mecklenburg County, NC January 11, 1943 the son of the late Robert and Florence Smith Gowder and was a graduate of West Mecklenburg High School, and a retired Clerk of Court with 28 years of service in Mecklenburg County.
Surviving are his wife Frances Walters-Gowder of the home, step-children Regenia Conner and husband John Wesley of Boone NC, and Stephen Barnett and wife Jessica of Midland NC, brother Robert Gowder and wife Carole of Orange Park, FL, nieces Debbie Delancey and husband Douglas of Florida, Suzanne Cain and husband Gary of FL, and Regina Kaschub and husband Jeremy of WI. Six step-grandchildren Amber, Jessica, Tiffany, Tyler, Robert, and Erick and a special friend, Jessie League.
Services will be private.
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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099